U.S. tariffs on imports from China will disrupt the global supply chain in the fashion industry and damage the entire sector, the head of a U.S. fashion industry association said.

"From feathers to textiles to furniture, we see disruption and uncertainty in the industry," Julie Hughes, president of the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA), told Xinhua during a recent interview. "In most cases, there are no alternative sources of supply for U.S. companies."

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